Another day, another victory for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Nationwide Series; this time, the dominant victory came at Chicagoland Speedway against a star studded field, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick.
Busch has now won a career 61 races in the Nationwide Series. That’s impressive in itself, but what is so mind-blowing is that this is Busch’s 10th victory of the season in only 20 races entered. That is so insane and asinine it bears repeating. Kyle Busch, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, has won half of the races he has entered this year in NASCAR’s supposed development series.
ESPN, together with NASCAR, is trying to prove that there is a future for the sport. While drivers like Sam Hornish Jr. and Austin Dillon still managed top five runs, the attention was once again on Busch. Luckily for Hornish, Busch has no incentive to run the entire schedule, as he can collect no points. The championship is now all but over, barring Hornish can keep his pace the remaining nine races.
The attention was once again on Busch, not the development drivers that NASCAR is trying to promote against a waning, and now frankly alienated, fanbase. Drivers such as Kyle Larson failed to finish today, while others like Brian Scott and Justin Allgaier (who will be a Sprint Cup Series driver before long) were barely mentioned.
All in all, it seemed rather fitting. NASCAR’s rules seem to change by the minute, and all of the controversy which occurred this week is detrimental to the sport. Spingate, as it is being referred to, detracts from NASCAR’s restart issue the previous weekend, and now it can detract from the fact that Busch is everything that is wrong with NASCAR’s rules and the “integrity” of competition.
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